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Omicron spreading fast but scientists call it 'mild,' New! 2021-11-29 17:25:00Omicron, the latest coronavirus variant with a grand Greek name, features a buffet of mutations suggesting it will spread faster, stiff-arm vaccines t

Disney pulls 'Simpsons' episode mocking Chinese censorship New! 2021-11-29 16:21:05Disney's Hong Kong subscribers will no longer be able to watch "The Simpsons" mock Chinese censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre after the en

Eyeing China, Pentagon to shift resources, seek 'access' New! 2021-11-29 15:04:00The Pentagon will invest heavily in new military construction across the Pacific while updating existing facilities in Guam and Australia, defense off

Biden: Omicron cause for 'concern' but not 'panic' 2021-11-29 12:42:48President Biden said Monday the omicron variant first detected in South Africa is “cause for concern” but “not a cause for panic.&rd

Honduras election a cause for celebration -- in 2021-11-29 12:29:00The apparent victory of leftist challenger Xiomara Castro in Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras is being warmly welcomed in another capi

Doctor: Many South Africans ill in surge have 2021-11-29 10:52:17JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms,

Israeli leaders warn: Iran can't be trusted as 2021-11-29 10:04:26Israeli leaders are escalating a lobbying campaign against the nuclear deal with Iran, even as expectations are low that resumed negotiations in Vienn

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over 2021-11-29 09:38:58PARIS (AP) - On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in F

Miss Universe hopeful tests positive for COVID-19 in 2021-11-29 08:34:31JERUSALEM (AP) – Organizers of the Miss Universe pageant said Monday that a contestant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Israel, wh

WHO: It's not just quantity -- COVID-19 vaccine 2021-11-29 08:15:12Vaccine donations to Africa must be more predictable and include vials with a shelf life of at least 10 weeks, the World Health Organization and partn

Millions of German state employees to get raise, 2021-11-29 06:59:09BERLIN (AP) – About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1

UK to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron 2021-11-29 04:56:11LONDON (AP) – Britain is extending its COVID-19 booster vaccine program to millions more people as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the n

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Australian woman set fire to COVID-19 quarantine hotel, 2021-11-28 21:38:40An Australian woman is facing arson charges after she allegedly set fire to the COVID-19 quarantine hotel where she was staying with her two children,

Omicron variant: Swiss voters give green light to 2021-11-28 19:51:28Voters in Switzerland gave a green light to legislation which would introduce a COVID-19 certificate system, where people can only attend public event

Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Canada, 2021-11-28 18:27:52Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in Southern Africa last week, have been confirmed in Canada, provincial health off

Omicron variant: European country bans Christmas markets, public 2021-11-28 17:56:54Thousands of Czechs gathered in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, to protest new COVID-19 restrictions banning the popular Christmas markets

WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries 2021-11-28 17:08:35The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to concerns over th

London headmaster resigns amid complaints after introducing Critical 2021-11-28 17:02:03Robin Appleby, the headmaster of the exclusive American School in London has reportedly announced her resignation amid allegations of racist and anti-

Taiwan scrambles air force fighters to warn off 2021-11-28 16:53:50Taiwan deployed its air force Sunday in an effort to drive back dozens of Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense space.

'More money than God:' Chinese titan lavished Hunter 2021-11-28 10:48:45The Biden family offered their services to a Chinese-government-linked energy consortium to expand its business around the world. Miranda Devine tells

Canadian health expert’s claims of indigenous ancestry don’t 2021-11-28 02:42:40She claimed to have ancestral ties to the Metis indigenous peoples of Canada, but a recent report revealed that a top health official’s kin more

Afghan prime minister defends Taliban’s rule amid crisis 2021-11-27 15:08:58Afghanistan’s Taliban prime minister defended the group’s rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame for a worsening ec

Father-son Afghan refugees reunite in NYC after five 2021-11-27 13:40:36A famous Afghan musician has been reunited with his son in New York City after Fox Corp. helped his family evacuate Afghanistan following a Taliban th

WHO skips over Greek letters 'nu' and 'xi,' 2021-11-27 12:18:07WHO confirmed it skipped the Greek letters "nu" and "xi" in naming its new COVID-19 variant, which it dubbed the "omicron" variant.

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World Races To Contain New 'Omicron' COVID-19 Variant 2021-11-26 22:52:40Early evidence suggests it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared with other highly transmissible variants, the World Health Organization s

Survivor Found In Siberian Coal Mine Accident That 2021-11-26 06:16:59Dozens of miners are presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion filled the mine with toxic fumes.

Bolsonaro Launched A Trumpian Anti-Vaccine Campaign. Brazilians Got 2021-11-26 05:45:07Brazil has surpassed the U.S.’s vaccination rate thanks to a robust public health system. But experts worry about the long-term effects of vacci

Longtime Brazil Olympic Boss Sentenced To 30 Years 2021-11-26 05:20:03Carlos Arthur Nuzman was found guilty of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion.

Solomon Islands Leader Blames Foreign Powers Amid Unrest 2021-11-26 00:46:07Protests, arson and looting have ravaged the capital in recent days following his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beiji

South Africa Finds New Variant Of COVID-19 With 2021-11-25 22:52:35The U.S., U.K. and EU have all temporarily barred flights from certain African nations amid fears over the new coronavirus strain, omicron.

Afghan Girl From Famous Cover Portrait Is Evacuated 2021-11-25 11:53:58Sharbat Gulla gained global fame in 1984 after a photograph of her was published on the cover of National Geographic.

Al-Shabab Blast By School In Somali Capital Kills 2021-11-25 06:36:54The blast sent a plume of smoke above a busy part of Mogadishu during the morning rush hour and shredded part of the school.

Migrant Boat Capsizes In English Channel; At Least 2021-11-24 15:49:10France’s interior minister said it's the biggest tragedy involving migrants on the crossing to date. Four suspected traffickers have been arres

Princess Eugenie's Father-In-Law Dies Days Before Grandson's Christening 2021-11-24 10:08:02George Brooksbank had reportedly “been ill for some time” after contracting COVID-19 last year.

Man Who Murdered Amanda Knox's Roommate, Meredith Kercher, 2021-11-24 08:03:23Rudy Guede is the only person convicted in the 2007 killing of the British student in Perugia, Italy.

Sweden's First Female Prime Minister Quits Hours After 2021-11-24 06:15:48Sweden has been viewed as one of Europe’s most progressive countries when it comes to gender relations, but had yet to have a woman in the top p

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C.D.C. Strengthens Booster Recommendations as Concerns Over Omicron New! 2021-11-29 18:31:53Scotland said it had found six cases of the new variant and that contact tracing was underway. Japan barred all foreign travelers, and Australia delay

The Fed chair will tell lawmakers that the New! 2021-11-29 18:31:53After tumbling on Friday, European markets opened higher and oil prices gained. Follow the latest business updates.

At Trial, Ghislaine Maxwell Is Called Both ‘Predator’ New! 2021-11-29 18:31:52Ms. Maxwell is charged with trafficking women and girls for her longtime partner, the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison in 2019.

Pentagon Chief Orders New Inquiry Into U.S. Airstrike New! 2021-11-29 18:29:45The decision follows a New York Times investigation that described allegations that top officials had sought to conceal civilian casualties.

Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Updates From Day 4 New! 2021-11-29 18:27:44Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, took the stand for a fourth day on Monday.

Lee Elder, Who Broke a Golf Color Barrier, New! 2021-11-29 18:25:12In his prime he played in a league for Black players, but in 1975, at 40, he became the first African American to take part in the Masters tournament.

A Song for Stephen Sondheim, by Julie Andrews New! 2021-11-29 18:24:02Readers recount their interactions with the composer. Ms. Andrews laments the loss of a “genius.”

In Bill Cosby Case, Supreme Court Is Asked New! 2021-11-29 18:18:28The prosecutors who brought the 2018 sexual assault case are appealing the decision in June by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned the jury

World Omicron Fight Hindered by Fragmented Response New! 2021-11-29 18:06:30Almost two years into the pandemic, finger-pointing, lack of coordination, sparse information and fear are once again influencing policy.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers New! 2021-11-29 18:00:01The injunction is another setback for the Biden administration after an appeals court suspended its vaccine mandate for large employers earlier this m

Who Is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s New C.E.O.? New! 2021-11-29 17:56:13A longtime Twitter insider and a confidant of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Mr. Agrawal takes over as the social media company confronts various challenges.

Virgil Abloh, Path-Blazing Designer, Is Dead at 41 New! 2021-11-29 17:54:47His expansive approach to design inspired comparisons to artists including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons. For him, clothes were totems of identity.